Buckaboo Silkies and Satins
Buckaboo Silkies and Satins

Buckaboo Silkies and Satins



At Buckaboo Farm we’ve been working hard to build our own super fluffy silkie line, with a wide variety of colors and feather types. We’ve been collecting from talented breeders all over the country, including California Silkie Chickens Ranch, Swanky Silkies, Alchemist Farm, A+ Funny Farm, Fielder Farm, Mackenzie Deckert, Shasta Silkies and SoCal Silkie Farms, to bring you standard silkies, frizzled silkies, satins, frizzled satins (they look like a chrysanthemum), and showgirl silkies (naked neck). The colors that are currently in our flock are paint, white, blue, black, splash, silver partridge, gold partridge, red pyle, laced, blue/buff combo, and buff. Take a peek in our breeding pens, or meet the flock for a better idea of what we’re up to and what we offer. Our goal is to provide you with extra fluffy and unique silkies! Some of our birds will be show quality, but we are not trying to breed to standard, we are trying to breed for fun and beauty. Fluffy cuteness is really our highest priority for silkies.

In case you’re wondering, the only difference between silkies and satins is feather type. Many breeders are working hard to establish satins as a recognized breed, but sometimes I use the terms interchangeably. Just know that silkies have the fluffy silked feathers, while satins have the standard smooth feathers.

Eggs and chickens are counted as in stock if I believe they will be available within the next few weeks, but I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch,” right!? Well I can’t count my straight run chickens before they hatch, and I also can’t count my females for most breeds even after they hatch for at least a few weeks. I will do my best to fill orders asap, but need a bit of flexibility with timing! If a particular breed is not currently in stock you can ask to be added to the waitlist for hatching eggs or chicks up to the 4-8 weeks old age range. At this time we do not have waitlists for 9-15 week olds, or laying pullets, but please check back periodically to see if we have them in stock! Please let me know if you run into any problems with online ordering, and also feel free to reach out with any questions or requests. You can text or email Tiffany at 949-922-1373, or Tiffany@buckaboofarm.com. Local pickup is free, and shipping for eggs is $30/dozen. We do ship chicks, as well. The cost for shipping live birds is $75 within the continental US to cover postage and supplies.


Fertile Silkie and Satin Eggs


Live Silkie and Satin Chicks


Silkies are much more difficult to raise than most chicken breeds. They cost more, because they require more time and money in order to successfully breed them. Silkies lay fewer eggs than other chickens, the eggs they do lay are harder to hatch, and the babies are very sensitive and tend to die easily, even when well cared for. As if that weren’t enough of a challenge silkies are also the most difficult chickens to sex. Unless you do a DNA test you can’t tell gender for sure until they either lay an egg or crow! You can make a good guess if you know what to look for, but silkies are notorious for confusing their owners playing the hen or roo game! One more reason breeder quality silkies cost more is because you have to go to a good breeder if you want one with a super fluffy crest. Hatchery quality silkies aren’t nearly as fluffy as the ones we offer at Buckaboo Farm. All of these factors add up to a more expensive chicken than most, but they are definitely worth it!